Thursday, August 7, 2008

Back but not to weigh in

Oh boy oh boy! I feel like I gained a ton! We shall see, we shall see. I have no plans to weigh in until next Thursday. Im not even getting on the scales. Why should I torture myself with the gain I most assuredly ended up with. Tomorrow I go right back on my lo cal diet consisting of five small protein packed meals throughout the day!

I struggled mightily this week on vacation but I am not getting all down about it. Vacations are a part of life. If I cant learn to handle them eventually then I'm thinking maybe I just wont stress it. Maybe there is more than one way to handle these vacations just as there is more than one way to skin a goose! Maybe just maybe my way of handling vacations with eating and enjoying myself than returning to a strict diet...just maybe that is the way I will handle this for life.

You see the bad thing about eating too much kettle corn and drinking too much diet coke or eating thick grilled hamburgers on the lake is that it could be become a habit and one could end up never going back to ones previous careful eating. But if one does this at the lake and then comes home and immediately returns to a healthy lifestyle of eating fruits and veggies then really what does it hurt? Maybe its just another way to handle life?

Is this a valid thought? What about it all you big time losers out there? I'm thinking that if vacations are so much trouble for me then why sweat it. Go with it! Just start back on plan when you get home. Eventually the weight will come off. I'm in no hurry. Ive given myself two years to do this.

I certainly hope this sounds sane and not just the voice of failure here!


  1. I think you're right on the money (whatever that means!). You know that you have to do something that you can do for life and vacations are hard on diets!

    I remember reading Eugenia Price's book 'The Burden is Light'. She wrote about her struggle with weight in there (at least I think it's that book). Whenever she traveled, she gained weight because everyone she stayed with wanted to outdo themselves to treat their honoured guest with the finest food. So, she just accepted that she would gain weight when she traveled and would go back on her strict regime when she returned home. I don't remember the details, except that it involved cottage cheese... lol.

    Anyway, I'm glad you had a good time, and good food, on your vacation!

  2. Perhaps, the change up will help your body lose more now. I believe your theory makes perfect sense.

  3. I am right with you. I am about to go to the river for 10 days and I am scared to think what will happen...we love to eat at the river...thinking I should pack some healthy things in my suitcase because I know when we go to the store up there, there will not be a healthy thing in the basket...well, it will seem like that, chips, soda, etc.


Thank you for taking the time to encourage me on my journey! Your comment is appreciated!